|Theresa Marino (#47943156)|
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|BeVera||RE: Egeria Cemeteries|
No problem. I'm going in October, hope to make it back out to Egeria cemeteries then. Is there anyone you want me to look for? Are you the one looking for REEDs
Added by BeVera on Aug 21, 2013 8:05 PM
Never mind last message, I see it went through after all but couldn't see it until the last message posted.
Added by BeVera on Aug 12, 2013 7:38 PM
|BeVera||RE: Keaton-Mills Cemetery|
Hi Therese, Did you get the directions I sent the other day to the other cemeteries in Egeria? I don't see it posted on your site! Please let me know, I'll send again.
Added by BeVera on Aug 12, 2013 7:35 PM
The only cemetery that I am aware of in Egeria that has had trees grow up through graves is the Keaton Mills, but it is on a flat surface of land. The turn off to the Agee Cemetery is back in that sharp left curve past the church I was telling you about. Instead of taking the left turn, turn right onto a dirt driveway, There will probably be a gate there you will need to open. This is the Haden Walker place. You will drive through the "campground" that is set up and just follow the road back through the woods and up on top of a ridge to another gate (only about 1/4 mile. Go through that gate but make sure you close it as the farmer has cows in there. You can see the cemetery on the other hill straight across, just drive around the ridge. My brother, aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins are in this cemetery.
The Mills cemetery isn't far from there, come back to that curve, go straight onto the dirt road. About a mile up you will go past a house that sits close to the road, there will probably be dogs chasing your car. Just past that house a driveway will go off to the right at an angle and go up behind an empty gray house, the Mills house (my cousins). The cemetery can be seen from the rd.
The Shrewsbury cemetery is a little beyond that and could be seen from the Mills cemetery. Continue to drive down the dirt rd. and you will come to a big gate on the left. You will not have access to that gate as it is kept locked and only family members of Ned and Della Walker (my family) have access to it other than the farmer that has a key. If you park in front of that gate and walk up a drive on your left the Shrewsbury Cemetery is up there. The last time I was up there it was very grown over. OHHHH yes, this cemetery is on a very steep hill and probably does have trees growing up through graves now!!!! This could be the one. The driveway up to it was put in just for that cemetery but it hasn't been kept up so you might not want to drive up it. The original drive is inside that gate.
The Walker Hatcher cemetery is a little further still. Follow that road to the right from the gate and about 1/4 mile on the right the road will fork off at the German Walker place. There is a house in the Y and the old fruit cellar is still standing. Lots of dogs there too. I would NOT attempt going to this cemetery without a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Stay on the left turnoffs and the road will end at the cemetery. This one also is on flat land.
Added by BeVera on Aug 09, 2013 9:34 AM
I have been to the Keaton Mills Cemetery several times and don't recall those names there. There is a few trees that have grown through a few graves but one was of my 7th(or so) cousin and his mother (my gggrandmother). There are four other cemeteries there that I personally know of and have relatives in them as well. There is the Agee Cemetery, Shrewsbury Cemetery, Mills Cemetery and Walker/Hatcher Cemetery. I was at all of them last month and don't recall those names. I'm going to Beckley cemeteries in October but I might have to make a trip back to the Agee and Keaton Mills cemeteries as well. I will write these names down and look for them for you.
Added by BeVera on Aug 08, 2013 9:05 PM
I saw your request for directions to this cemetery. I go to Egeria every year and as a matter of fact, I was at this cemetery last month. Are you familiar with this area at all? Do you know where Egeria is, or the Egeria Primitive Baptist church? If so, stay on the black top road past the church it takes a sharp left curve. The road goes past where the Egeria school used to be. Just stay on that road about another mile. When you run out of blacktop the cemetery is on the left. It is a very well kept cemetery. My gggrandfather, gggrandmother, cousins and uncles are buried there. If you need any more info, I'll be glad to help.
Added by BeVera on Aug 08, 2013 2:39 PM
|Patty Greene||RE: Keaton Mills Cemetery|
Hi Theresa, It's really hard to describe where it is located. We stay at the Knights Inn in Ghent on Route 77 and Odd Road. We go out Odd Road for a long way. We turn left on Egeria Road near the Odd Post Office and follow it for a long way. The cemetery is on the left and it's well maintained. In fact, Gloria Keaton-Mallamas wrote a book describing the cemetery. She has included biographies of everyone buried there and their family trees. It's available at Amazon.com and contains really interesting tidbits about the family, including family recipes. It's well worth the money if your family is related to the Keaton family and/or the Mills family.
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